HALTER INC

Minis Helping Many

Houston, TX   |  www.halterinc.org

Mission

HALTER's mission is to use animals, especially miniature horses, to provide support and enhance the lives of others. This non-profit corporation was founded in August 2001 to train miniature horses as Pet Therapy animals for use by special needs children. HALTER actively participates in programs designed to meet the needs of all children to help them live fuller, happier lives. HALTER also assists at-risk teenagers by offering opportunities to participate in training and riding programs. These programs improve self-confidence, while allowing the opportunity for the participants to help others. As an extension of the at-risk teen program. HALTER, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, income or handicap

Ruling year info

2002

Founder / Treasurer

Ms. Maria Theresa Pigozzi

Main address

11902 Troulon Drive

Houston, TX 77072 USA

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EIN

76-0694141

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our location is very important to us. With our location we flood when there are big rains. The weather plays and important part of the ability to buy hay and feed for our animals. Droughts over the years have driven prices up. We ask for more sponsorship in order to keep our prices affordable for families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lead line

Lead line riding on our miniature horses for children with and without special needs

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Riding lessons on full size horses for children with and without special needs

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

For children that love animals and want to work with them but do not want to ride horses. This program is for children with and without special needs

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ABA program for children with autism

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Riding Lessons

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To continue to grow existing programs. To become a PATH member center. To partner with several Occupational Therapy Clinics and ABA clinics to increase clients and add services to better serve the needs of our special children. To grow relationships with Westview school for Autism as well as Waves of Impact Organization.

To continue fundraisers and increase avenues to make donating to us easier to more people. To increase our social media coverage, to have at least one PATH certified instructor. To have our founder finish her Master's degree so we can offer ABA at HALTER as well our equine therapy.

We are more than capable to achieve all goals. We have partnered with Waves of Impact, We have partnered with Sensory Connection an OT facility. Our founder is working on her field work hours for her BCBA. We have had several children from the Westview School attend our summer camps as well as being invited back for family fun day.

We have partnered with Waves of Impact for a very successful Surf and Turf Day camp. We have had a successful fundraiser supporting our Surf and Turf Camp with Waves of Impact. We have started the process of PATH certification. We have increased our client base. We are in the process of having our founder finish her field work hours for her BCBA certification.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Parents with IDD children, and those who seek ABA therapy.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have improved our facilities and activities that we offer to the public. We listened to their reviews and improved based off what the visitors were saying after their visits.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    To Be Determined.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HALTER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Maria Pigozzi

Behavior TLC

Term: 2001 -

Maria Pigozzi

HALTER, Inc.

Jordyn Ensell

HALTER, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/3/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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